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Postby OliverG » Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:09 pm

Due to the increase in bots scouring the net for websites like this one to create new accounts automatically in an effort to post spam, all new user accounts are now manually activated. If you are creating a new account, please fill out the "Interests" and "Occupation" fields on the registration page so we know you are a real person interested in kiteboarding, and not a net spambot and can activate your account.

Thank you for your cooperation!
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Postby windhorny » Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:29 pm

What if I am really lame and have no interests or a job.

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Postby OliverG » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:36 pm

Then you'll need to make something up related to kiting. ;)

It's just a way to know if it's someone real or not. Most bots will enter things like "sex, phentermine, viagra, phones" etc. into those fields, but some new user registrations are blank...

If we had open registration or no registration required to post, the site would be trashed within a week... the bots don't sleep.
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Postby jjm » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:53 pm

but who isn't interested in sex, phentermine, viagra, phones?
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Postby OliverG » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:56 pm

Well, yes, but we're just trying to stay on topic is all....
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Postby Hana » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:15 pm

I didn't know you guys' interests...
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Postby windhorny » Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:20 am

Yoko, I think Josh just summed it up, you know-nuts and bolts and things of that nature. Sorry. Yes we get the idea.
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Postby mbzporvida » Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:41 pm

sPAM BoT PLeaSE DON't eaT ME!!!! :shock:
Another trip around the sun ?
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